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Fighting the Silence

    Event
    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 18:00

    Fighting the Silence

    The Allard Prize for International Integrity and The Centre for Feminist Legal Studies at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC will host a film screening and panel discussion on combatting crimes of sexual violence, featuring “Fighting the Silence,” a globally acclaimed documentary about sexual violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    “Fighting the Silence” tells the story of ordinary Congolese women and men who are struggling to change their society. Rape survivors and their families speak out openly about the suffering they endured because their culture considers women second class citizens and rape a taboo.

    The panel discussion following the screening will focus on issues raised by the film and discuss the broader context of seeking accountability for crimes of sexual violence, both internationally and domestically.  A reception will follow.

    Panelists:

    Special thanks to the following institutions and individuals for assisting with this event:

    Cost: 
    Free admission, everyone welcome!
    UBC Robson Square - Theatre C300
    800 Robson Street
    Vancouver
    Canada
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